Molly Holly stepped onto the WWE scene in 2002, after parting ways with her old wrestling persona, Mighty Molly, who existed solely to compliment her former partner, The Hurricane. She went on to become a champion in the women’s league, and she was really able to grow into her own as a solo wrestler. Molly Holly was extremely proud and happy to be able to say that she made it to where she was because of her ability and passion.
Fans were sad to see her leave the WWE a short three years after her start, but she was ready to do something else with her life, something that ultimately made her life a little more fulfilling. These days, she does a ton of charity work for different non-profits that support children, along with counseling troubled teens and working as a licensed masseuse. It sounds like she’s got her hands full of all of the philanthropy.
Shawn Stasiak did an okay job as a wrestler, but he was never one of the “top dogs” in the league at his time. Sure, people started to become a little more impressed when he was portraying Meat and working with the Pretty Mean Sisters, and he also took home the WCW world tag-team championship on three separate occasions, all of which he was working alongside Chuck Palumbo.
But the championships weren’t going to save him from being let go from the WWE in 2002. After he was released, Stasiak turned to a career as a chiropractor. It may have had something to do with the fact that he, and other athletes, are so grateful to the chiropractors in their lives. He was quoted as saying that he feels blessed to be able to help others find relief from their pain, in all of its forms.
Another Wrestler Turned Firefighter
Scotty 2 Hotty always brought the heat to the crowd when he would wrap up a tag team match with his infamous closer move, “the worm.” Sure, maybe it didn’t secure their teams (Too Cool) win every time, but it sure made the audience go wild! As much as fans adored Scotty 2 Hotty, he ultimately was still let go from the WWE in 2007.
Oddly enough, his ring name would foretell his future after retiring from wrestling. Why? Because Scotty 2 Hotty decided to fight fires, training at Lake Tech Fire Academy in Orlando, Florida. Now, the former wrestler is enjoying his few days on, few days off schedule, and living it up as an agent of public service!
Sean O’Haire: Hair Extraordinaire
Could the fact that doomed wrestler Sean O’Haire became a hairdresser after leaving the field of wrestling to have anything to do with his name? Probably not, but it’s still kind of funny. Unfortunately, O’Haire’s life was anything but, and he had a hard time finding himself or what made him happy. He dabbled in mixed martial arts and kickboxing, before venturing into the WWE. In 2006, he retired from professional fighting and went into hairdressing.
O’Haire, unfortunately, developed a drinking problem and suffered from depression, which led him down a dark a deadly road. In September of 2014, his dad found him hanging by a bedpost in the home they shared in South Carolina. At the time of his death, he was 43, and apparently, his bills had bogged him down and it had all just become too much for him to deal with.
And Oh, The Rock
Yeah, we know, how dare we wait this long to mention the biggest name to have come from the WWE, of all times: Dwayne Johnson! If anyone from the WWE has become a household name, it’s certainly The Rock, who has basically starred in more box office hits than we could count on our toes and fingers. That’s not to mention all of the other insanely cool stuff he has done since parting ways with the WWE.
Word on the street is that Dwayne Johnson will be running for office in 2020…the office. And honestly, he probably has a decent chance of becoming president of the United States. After all, there’s a television star running the country right now, why not a movie star next? Even if the rumors weren't true, you can bet that he’ll keep bringing the awesomeness.